Bioremediation: Processes, Challenges and Future Prospects


Jesús Bernardino Velázquez-Fernández (Editor)
Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit, Mexico

Saé Muñiz-Hernández (Editor)
Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia, Mexico

Series: Environmental Remediation Technologies, Regulations and Safety
BISAC: NAT011000

This book presents state-of-the-art research on bioremediation, which is understood as a discipline that uses organisms or their products to reduce or eliminate the adverse effects of pollutants in the environment. Today, there are many research groups that focus on remedying the adverse effects of our industrialized society, which release compounds daily, increasingly polluting the environment.
This book compiles the most important work of distinguished scientists around the world who are at the vanguard in this discipline, covering the environments of soil and water, as well as a great variety of microorganisms and mechanism bioremediators.

Thus, the bioremediation strategy and bioremediator should be chosen according to the pollutant. This material is one of the few available for discussion in literature, and the authors and editorial board hope that this book can be used as a guide or as a base material useful for people who want to develop or apply new strategies in the bioremediation field. The book consists of the following sections: 1) bacterial bioremediation, 2) microbioremediation, 3) phyto- and phycoremediation, 4) composite bioremediation and finally 5) derivative bioremediation. Each section is disposed depending on the kind and type of pollutant; inorganic or organic; and by the complexity of organic mixtures.

Studies include in silico, in vitro, in situ, ex situ approaches, from mathematical models to real landscape cases, including analytical methods to assess bioremediation efficacy and the biotechnological use of rhamnolipids, acetogenins, surfactants, micro-bubbles, agricultural residues and enzymes to improve or achieve bioremediation. This book is intended to provide tools to readers in order to apply or to understand the feasibility, advances, advantages, disadvantages, aspects, processes, challenges and future prospects in bioremediation. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface pp,vii-viii

Section 1: Bacterial Bioremediation pp,1-2

Chapter 1: Bioremediation of Heavy Metals in Sediments
(Christine Lors and Yannick Mamindy-Pajany, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Douai, LGCgE-GCE, Douai, France, and others)pp,3-18

Chapter 2: Microbial Arsenite Biotransformation and its Potential Applications in Bioremediation
(Armando Quintero-Castañeda, Guadalupe Pacheco-González, Jesús Bernardino Velázquez-Fernández, Leticia Mónica Sánchez-Herrera and Verónica Alejandra Mondragón-Jaimes, Unidad Académica de Agricultura. Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit, Tepic Nayarit, México, and others)pp,19-32

Chapter 3: Biodegradation of Methyl Tert -Butyl Ether: Analysis of Newly Identified Soil Microorganisms and Protein Expression
(Magda Constantí, Departament d’Enginyeria Química, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain)pp,33-56

Chapter 4: Bioremediation as a Useful Biotechnological Strategy for the Treatment of Phenolics: Advances, Challenges and Future Prospects
(Cintia E. Paisio, Ana L. Wevar Oller, Sabrina G. Ibañez, Melina A. Talano, Paola S. González, María I. Medina and Elizabeth Agostini, Dpto. de Biología Molecular. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Físico-Químicas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto, Río Cuarto (Córdoba), Argentina)pp,57-80

Chapter 5: Colorimetry as a Petroleum Toxicity and Biodegradation Screening Technique
(Ederio Dino Bidoia, Renato Nallin Montagnolli and Paulo Renato Matos Lopes, UNESP – Universidade Estadual Paulista, Instituto de Biociências, Rio Claro, São Paulo, Brazil)pp,81-98

Chapter 6: Developments in Bioremediation Strategies: Enhancing Biodegradation Using Surfactant and Micro-Bubbles
(Aditya Veer, Wei Tao, and Naresh Singhal, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Auckland, New Zealand)pp,99-118

Section 2: Microbioremediation pp,119-120

Chapter 7: Modeling the Discharge of Nutrients for Bioremediation of Oil-Polluted Marine Environments: Linear and Quadratic Programming Strategies
(David Parra-Guevara and Yuri N. Skiba, Centro de Ciencias de la Atmósfera. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Circuito Exterior, Ciudad Universitaria, México, México)pp,121-168

Chapter 8: Effects of Agricultural Residues on TPH Concentration and Genotoxic and Mutagenic Activities of a Landfarming Facility at an Oil Refinery
(T.S. Souza, F.A. Hencklein, D.F. de Angelis and C.S. Fontanetti, Departamento de Biologia, Centro de Ciências Agrárias, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES), Alegre, Espírito Santo, Brasil, and others)pp,169-184

Section 3: Phyto- and Phycoremediation pp,185-186

Chapter 9: Phytoremediation of Heavy Metal Contaminated Soil and its Improvement with Arbuscular Mycorrhiza
(Tünde Takács, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Centre for Agricultural Research, Institute for Soil Sciences and Agricultural Chemistry, Budapest, Hungary)pp,187-210

Chapter 10: Selected Microalgae for Petroleum Bioremediation: Towards a Bio-Depuration Based on Von Neumann-Like Machines
(Julia Romero-Lopez, Victoria Lopez-Rodas and Eduardo Costas, Genetics, Veterinary Faculty, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain)pp,211-220

Section 4: Composite Bioremediation pp,221-222

Chapter 11: Hydroquinone: Properties and Microbial Degradation Processes
(Francisco J. Enguita and Ana Lúcia Leitão, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal, and others)pp,223-242

Chapter 12: Endpoints and Bioassays to Assess Bioremediation Efficiency of Contaminated Soils
(Dânia Elisa Christofoletti Mazzeo, Bruna de Campos Ventura-Camargo, Lais Roberta Deroldo Sommaggio and Maria Aparecida Marin-Morales, UNESP – Univ Estadual Paulista, Department of Biology, Institute of Biosciences, Rio Claro, SP, Brazil)pp,243-268

Chapter 13: Bioremediation Strategies for the Clean-Up of Oil Contamination in an Arid Environment: An Insight on the Kuwaiti Experience
(Awatif Yateem, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Biotechnology Department, Kuwait)pp,269-284

Section 5: Derivative Bioremediation pp,285-286

Chapter 14: Annonaceous Acetogenins as Biofilm Formation Promoters: Challenges in Increasing the Efficiency of PAHs Biodegradation Processes
(Adriana Neske, Elena Cartagena, Alicia Bardón and Eduardo Alberto Parellada, Instituto de Química Orgánica, Facultad de Bioquímica, Química y Farmacia, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Tucumán, Argentina and others)pp,287-298

Chapter 15: Bioremediation by Rhamnolipids Produced by Environmental Isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa
(Milena G. Rikalovic, Miroslav M. Vrvic and Ivanka M. Karadzic, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, and others)pp,299-332

Chapter 16: Some Enzymes Useful for Bioremediation Technologies on Organic Pollutants
(Geovanny Naim Melchor Partida, Abril Bernardette Martinez Rizo, Saé Muñiz-Hernández, Adela L. Rendón-Ramírez and Jesús Bernardino Velázquez-Fernández, Autonomous University of Nayarit, Mexico, and others)pp,333-346

Index pp,347-354

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